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Will it get better

Well after over a week of anxiety at a high wondering if this is ever going to get better the constant negative thoughts the sweats the panic the pains mind unable to switch off is there any hope out there just to sick of it all

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Sharonlou..try to stop trying to feel better...accepting that this is just the way it is will help you to get over it...I used to think 'when will it get better' too and the anxiety just kept going and going and going for months...now I just try to treat it as a friend and say 'hello!', mind you it's hard! I hate this friend!!!

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Thank you i do try hard but probably need to try harder just feel exhausted with it all where or are you on any medication

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when yo have the answer sharon let me know:) i do agree with blugirl tho that the more i try and and get rid of it the worse it seems to me. x

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Well i have just downloaded a free app on my phone and its fantastic it has audio to calm you down in a panic then meditation also has cbt tips and diary i have been listening to it all morning and i am feeling yes relaxed and calm

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Its called stop panic and anxiety by excel life

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Hi I've been trying to download this file but having difficulty I have and I phone but still not working did you find it helped

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Hi yes it helps i have been listening to it all the time when Im really anxious which at the moment is all the time

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It will stop have confidence

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Thank you x

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Hi Sharonlou i have been bad all week with my anxiety with the horrid physical symptoms,it is awful when you wake each day aand you still feel the same.Have seen my gp yesterday and have been put on some medication but know they take a while to get into your system,i cant get it out of my head that there must be something wrong with me and it cant be all down to anxiety.I know you should not google things but i find it very hard to stop. Like you say it is very hard to switch off it is if you are stuck in a groove.

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Hi dont Google that's how i got in the state Im in now the physical symptoms are so real that it frightens you and the more you think about them the worse they get believe me i have had everything despite being reassured from the doctor Im fine its a hard habit to break

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What medication have they put you on

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Six years ago when i was like this i was put on citalapram 20mg they worked for me so this time in January when i was bad was again given them but they didnt suit me or so i made myself believe,i was then put on venflaxine slow release hope i have spelt that right but i had dreadful night sweats insomnia vivid dreams i had to come off them.Dr has put me back on citalapram but the 10mg strength only started today. I shall have to wait and see how things go i am so pleased i found this site as i have mentioned before you dont feel so alone with these awful feelings as others are going through same sort of things.

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I was put on citalopram when i first started but the side effects where just too much for me so i came off them Im back to the doctors next week and going to see if there is anything else he can give me i am also receiving cbt so hoping this will help me stop the negative thoughts all the time i feel like a 90 year old in a 40 year old body

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How do you go about cbt my gp mentioned a while back about speaking with someone i wonder if maybe it would be something like that she might have been refering to i am willing to try anything to try and get back to my normal self.

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Your doctor will refers you there is a waiting list i waited a while for mine but Im on my fourth session now its hard work but like you i will try anything to help

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hi sharoniou i did not feel good when i woke up but i have had a very busy day had to go shopping with my partner then my son rang to say he was spliting up with his girlfriend so had to collect him and his belongings and believe it or not i have had no time to think about my anxiety today i know it is there in the background but it has been controlable how are you feeling now x

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Well done for getting through it they say distraction is the key Im not too bad today have been listening to some meditation and it really calmed me down so fingers crossed x

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good glad to hear that by the way you posted last night that sometimes you take 1mg diazepam does that really help have you had any sleeping tabs from your doctor zopiclone x

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The diazapam calm me down instantly but they are addictive so only prescribed for a short time i was on my amytrypteline to help me sleep but have come off them now x

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hi that is an ad you said you had a good doctor that understands you should ask for zopiclone then with a good night sleep you may be able to cope better how did you find amytrypteline why did you come off them x

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I came off them as i was getting addicted to them took them every night so i would sleep only been off them for two nights

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i dont understand why did they give you that drug how long were you on it was it just for sleeping or for anxiety as well i thought taking them every night was the correct script x

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They gave me them to sleep i decided to stop them as i was becoming reliant on them to sleep was on them 6 months .wanted to try and get back to normal sleeping habit and not have so rely on a tablet every night

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Went to a friends for the day today.

I had a good time and never once thought of all my illness worries or general anxiety I get - I felt quite well and 'normal'.

I return home and start to think about how I feel and if I have any symptoms of illness!

It's all in the mind!

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same here then the obvious answer is keep busy and get out easier said than done i suppose i am fine when i am not alone when i am alone i go to piecesx

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hi sharoniou do you think you may be having with draw effects thats why you been so anxious hope you sleep well tonight speak soon x

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No not withdrawal as only stopped them two days ago and have Been bad all last week with anxiety x

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Sorry to hear about the high levels of anxiety, have you read the book at last a life, it is a really interesting book which I have found helpful in reducing my anxiety, there is also a website, I think it would be really worth you looking at it

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